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PBS
Aug 18, 2010 5:30pm PDT
>> lehrer: good evening. i'm jim lehrer. forecasters said pakistan's floodwaters won't recede until the end of the month. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the "newshour" tonight, we get an update from special correspondent saima mohsin in karachi. and examine how pakistan's government is coping with the crisis. >> lehrer: then, we talk to law professor valerie hans about the dynamics of a jury's deliberation illinois governor rod blagojevich was found guilty on one of 24 charges. >> to give credit to the entire jury-- there wasn't any animosity; there wasn't any yelling or name-calling. they were very professional, they were very thoughtful. >> ifill: judy woodruff explores the latest research on detecting and treating alzheimer's disease. >> lehrer: we have an encore report from fred de sam lazaro about the shortage of clean drinking water in ethiopia. >> ifill: and jeffrey brown gets the views of columnists eugene robinson and ross douthat on the proposal to build an islamic center two blocks from ground zero. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2010 7:00pm EDT
reports today say that thousands more people in pakistan have been forced to flee their homes as fresh flooding has submerged dozens more towns and villages in the south. on thursday, the secretary of state. clinton said the worst is yet to come in pakistan. flooding has displaced millions and killed thousands of people. the u.s. has pledged $150 million in aid. the united nations is seeking a total of $460 million. world leaders gathered at the u.n. to express their support for the relief effort. the general assembly meeting happened on the same day as world's humanitarian aid day. you have the floor, sir. >> thank you. distinguished ministers thank you for coming together for the people of pakistan. i was honored to carry with me in the sympathy and solidarity of the world of all of you. this is what i saw. the village after village washed away, roads, bridges, schools, destroyed. crops wiped out. i met many women and men with very little in the best of times awash in a sea of suffering. they shared their fear of the next wave of water or next wave of disease or next wave of destruct
CNN
Aug 28, 2010 7:30am EDT
in a flood-ravaged pakistan. over to sanjay. >> good morning. welcome to a very special edition of sgmd reporting to you from thatta, pakistan. it's at the southern part of pakistan, pakistan bordered on one side of afghanistan and on the other side as you can see there, by india. we'recovering the floods. i've covered a lot of natural disasters. floods are somehow different. all of that water, no question. but there's also the question of how people are taking care of after the flood. i saw that in new orleans. we're seeing it again now. when you think about all this water in pakistan, 20% of the country literally under water, look at this map. it's as if the entire state of florida would be under water, communities, schools, roads, no way to get around. that's what's happening here as well. and like in new orleans, how people are taken care of in here in pakistan, that's what's going to make a difference. that's where we're going to start the show. let's get started. a month of flooding now. a lot of people talking about this. but a lot of tension has not been paid to what's happening
CNN
Aug 18, 2010 1:00pm EDT
talking about the other. you'll find out why a leading security analyst calls pakistan the most dangerous country in the world. >>> plus, the divisions over that planned islamic center near ground zero keep multiplying. president obama just weighed in again, and so have new yorkers. >>> and it's around lunch time. how about a juicy burger? better yet, how about the best burger in america. we'll tell you where to get it in just a moment. >>> going back to pakistan, though, a topic we have covered daily leer, and a big discussion on my facebook page. you can continue on the conversation by going to facebook.com/ali velshi, cnn. pakistan overwhelmed by the worst flooding in years and now security is threatened by the natural and humanitarian disaster. these pictures, you have seen them, pictures of people suffering. they keep coming in. pakistani military officials quoted by the "washington post" warn if much more international aid does not arrive soon, key operations against the pakistani taliban and cooperation with the u.s. in the war in afghanistan could be affected. let me sho
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2010 1:00pm EDT
situation resulting from the floods in pakistan. we have increased u.s. aid to pakistan as well as encourage other nations to help step up to reach the u.n. goal of $460 million for emergency flood relief for pakistan. as you heard this morning from ambassador richard holbrooke, usaid secretary and others, our efforts have been very aggressive. we were first and most and the secretary's announcement this afternoon will continue to reflect our partnership that the united states and pakistan have together and that this partnership will endure long after the floodwaters recede. we are looking in the meantime, obviously we have a great deal of assistance, up to $7.50 billion identified for pakistan over the next five years under the legislation. we will be reviewing and light of the devastation what the country's most critical infrastructure needs are to work together with pakistan to address basic needs but also to reprogram resources to deal with both the immediate and the intermediate needs that pakistan has in light of this disaster. the secretary will also announce the establishment of the
CBS
Aug 1, 2010 11:30am EDT
to kill american soldiers so this created real problems between us and pakistan and i think it's brought a new focus on the debate. and frankly, it will be to the president's war effort. >> eleanor, do you agree with that? >> the purpose of these leaks are to narrow the options that the president and the democrats face going forward. clearly he's not making any arguments other than the fact that he is antiwar and he wants this to come out. now he did have the cooperation of somebody in our military who will be prosecuted. and i certainly do regret that if anybody's lives are in danger and our military officials are saying that is the case. we'll see about that. but these documents do show us the inside of a war that is not gone well and they are designed to put pressure on our officials going forward and they alerted the american people to the fact that we are sending billions of dollars, particularly to the pakistanis who are supposed to be our allies. all people in washington in the know understand that the pakistanis play this double game. the american public is going to look at thi
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2010 5:00pm EDT
calendars. we are now faced with a further enormous challenge in pakistan. it would appeal to the united nations and toolbar partner governments represented here today to keep up -- and all of our partner governments represented here today. i will conclude by saying that it is particularly appropriate that this meeting is taking place on world humanitarian day. we now have an opportunity to save lives and relieve human suffering. that is the overarching objective of any humanitarian response. assisting in facilitating the humanitarian response to pakistan must be a key priority for us all. at the global community, we believe measured on how we respond to the enormous need of the pakistan people in this time of unprecedented crisis. thank you. >> i now give the floor to the minister of the federal foreign office of germany. >> mr. president, secretary general, excellency, ladies and gentlemen, let me thank the president of the general assembly for convening this special u.n. general assembled meeting. -- assembly meeting. the initiative comes timely and is greatly appreciated. germany ful
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
counselor on afghanistan and pakistan. he is a professor of international politics at the french school of law and diplomacy at tufts university. as a specialist on south asia and the middle east. he is the author of several wonderful and fascinating books, in particular, "the rise of islamic capitalism," and, " democracy in iraq." he has written for the op-ed pages of many major newspapers, and we're very glad to have the opportunity to hear him today. also are joined by a distinguished visitor on my far left. he retired as chairman of the pakistan a joint chiefs and chief of staff in october 1998. since then, he has served as special envoy to european capitals in 2002, and served as pakistan's ambassador to the united states from 2004-2006. he has since then been active in a whole range of track to dialogue, especially between india and pakistan and pakistan and the united states. he participates in a number of think tanks and research institutes, and he heads a research based consultancy called spearhead research. on my left is steve cole, president of the new american foundation and
PBS
Aug 2, 2010 6:00pm PDT
quote news has an update on the floods in pakistan that have killed more than 1,000 people his weekend. >> woodruff: and jeffrey brown has a book conversation with ocean explorer jean-michel cousteau about his famous father, jacques cousteau. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by:
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2010 10:00am EDT
's special representative for pakistan and afghanistan. job is professor of international politics at the school of law and diplomacy at tufts university. he is a specialist on south asia, the author of several wonderful books, in particular "rise of islamic capitalism" among others. he has also written widely in foreign policy journals and in the op-ed pages of newspapers, and we are very glad to have the opportunity to hear him today. are also joined by a distinguished visitor to the foreign policy program at brookings. that is general karamat, on my far left. he retired as chairman of the pakistani joint chiefs and chief of army staff in october 1998. since then he served as usharraf's special envoy, and served from 2004 until 2006 in a capacity for the u.s. since then he has been active in a range of track two of balance between india and pakistan and the u.s. he is a member of aboard in a small blog, and a number of think tanks there, and heads the research consultancy. on my left here is steve coll who is president of the new america foundation, and a contributor to "the york
PBS
Aug 16, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. >> the headlines at this hour, flood victims and the slow pace of a distribution in pakistan. china overtakes japan as the world's second-biggest economy, and can ship cards help educate children of low-income families? captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- in pakistan, flood victims have blocked a highway to protest the slow pace of government help. in the meantime, aid agencies are warning that relief is arriving too slowly for the millions of people still without clean water, food, and shelter. at least 20 million people have been affected in the two weeks of flooding. >> amid the desperation in pakistan, the anger is growing. about 100 flood survivors blocked a road on monday. this man shouted that they would not leave until the chief minister kaine. others simply cried, "we want food!" >> we have lost their children and our livestock. we can hardly save ourselves. what are we to do? where are we to go? >> further north in print job province, the army is trying to help. -- in punjab province. the soldiers drop supplies while vdotghhe rotors cause havoc. >> most of th
PBS
Aug 6, 2010 5:30pm PDT
in pakistan. officials now say 12 million people are suffering. pakistan's president is in britain. the was in charge of the crisis back home? -- who is in charge of the crisis back home? >> it is the prime minister's responsibility, and he is fulfilling his responsibility. >> 65 years after the world's first atomic bomb attack, hiroshima stops to remember it's dead. a very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, city of smog, this is moscow. you have to take our word for a. -- you have to take our word for it. >>> hello. as pakistan's leaders are saying, the loss of life and infrastructure is colossal. the worst of it will only be known when the flood waters recede. after week of the most severe monsoon rains in living memory, the latest estimates suggest 12 million people have been affected, at least 1600 killed. now the water is moving to the south and more heavy rain is forecast this weekend. >> the flood is consuming a village after village. this is southern punjab. local people risk their lives to stay with their li
PBS
Aug 20, 2010 12:30am PDT
financial strength to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> pakistan warns that international failure to attack the floods could undermine the battle against militants. >> if it is out of control, it will start to lead to political instability, and that is the last thing we need. >> south african police fired rubber bullets. the army is called in. a funeral for the latest victim of mexico's drug wars. there is no such thing for a free lunch, not even in cuba, were subsidized canteens have finally closed. welcome to the bbc news. the pakistani foreign minister has called an emergency meeting of the un general assembly, but if the international community fails to address the effects of flooding, it could undermine gains and the war against terrorism. ban ki moon said pakistan is facing what he called a slow- motion tsunami. >> weeks now into pakistan's crisis, and the u.n. came together at last. an emergency session for any emergency of epic and growing proportions. >> make no mistake. this is a global challenge. it is one of the tests of global solidarity in
WHUT
Aug 11, 2010 7:00am EDT
news. the pakistan government ask for more international aid, but the taliban advises the not to take the money. they say that western help will only end up in the hands of a corrupt officials. in china, hopes are fading for the victims of the heavy rains. more than 1000 missing after the mudslides. also, a choppy recovery just one day after warning about the american economy, now britain's central bank expresses concern about growth. a new super bug is on the list. it's resistance to drugs could be spread by westerners going into india and pakistan. the trail of destruction left by pakistan's monsoon floods is worsening. militants are urging the government to reject western aid. it is another sign that the taliban and other radical groups are trying to take the initiative after what is regarded as an inadequate response from the 40's. it is almost two weeks since unusually heavy rain -- and inadequate response from the authorities. the bad weather has spread south since then. the latest assessment shows the northwest regions are severely affected. the floodwaters are entering the sou
WHUT
Aug 12, 2010 7:00am EDT
the start of the disaster. yet more rain forecast in pakistan. authorities call for further foreign aid. fear of food so rage. ministers say some of the stockpile office grain already may have been ruin guide floods. also, it's too early to withdrawal your troops. wait for another decade. message from iraq's top general. under american lesson for europe without animal cloning the farmers could fall behind the rest of the world. >> hello. his i ma'am has been badly damaged now. pakistan's president is trying sal vam his reputation. he's visiting flood hit areas after coming under fire for his foreign trips and government's seemingly showing slow response. rains have killed more than 1600 people and disrupted another 40 million. authorities are worried many crops have been destroyed and could be come scarcer. in merge aid a half a million dollars. latest from humphrey our correspondent. >> two weeks on, hunger, thirst and a growing desperation. here, so many are in need puchlt just one battered truck with basic supplies. yes, they're i.d. cards show they're pakistan citizens but more
PBS
Aug 19, 2010 5:30pm EDT
." >> the un secretary general tells an emergency session almost 20 million now need help in pakistan because they face a slow motion tsunami, which is far from over. >> the eyes to see, the ears to hear, yet somehow, the mind struggles. to grasp the full domination of the catastrophe. >> 50,000 u.s. soldiers remain in iraq after the pullout. the cause of criticism grows, france has begun expelling room of people, -- roma people. coming up later for you, public- sector strikes on in south africa. police have been firing rubber bullets into the crowd. ♪ >> hello to you. as we go on in, an emergency session is under way at the united nations in new york. they are trying to draw the world's attention to the worst pakistan -- worst natural disaster in pakistan's history. it has already affected more people than the indian ocean tsunami, the haiti earthquake and pakistan's phoner earthquake of 2005 combined. the level of international help is not keeping pace with the scale of the disaster. the u.n. secretary general recently spent what he described as had one heart wrenching day in pakistan see
CNN
Aug 1, 2010 1:00pm EDT
will also ask husain haqqani, pakistan's ambassador to washington, what his reaction is to the war logs and what they tell us about what "the new york times" calls pakistan's double gains. >> very clearly, the taliban are clear we are the enemy. why then should we lack clarity that they are all our enemy? >> finally, a panel tries to figure out whether obama is truly in trouble or whether we are all hyperventilating. let's get started. >>> and we are in the offices of senator john kerry, chairman of the foreign relations committee. senator, thanks for having us. >> my pleasure. thanks for coming. >> what was your reaction to the wiki logs? >> i think -- well, my initial reaction was some concern because of the reports about the isi. but once we got a chance to really examine the documents and get the timeline, i think they're not particularly revelational at all. we knew almost everything that's there. it gives a little color to the battlefield struggles and to, you know, some of the difficulties within the villages and so forth. but basically, they are an incomplete presentation of the
PBS
Aug 3, 2010 5:30pm PDT
this report from northwest pakistan. >> thousands of people now find themselves totally dependent on aid. for many, is a demeaning way to live. they are sheltering any way they can come good arrangements for those affected. we do not have food. we are bundled up in the small rooms. five or six families are living in one room. there is hardly any space to sleep. >> the town is devastated. water in the main streets reached record levels. we are told many lost their lives right here. the waters may have receded for the time being, but now it is a serious concern about the spread of disease, especially with all the remains of drowned livestock around. >> there are animals lying dead for three or four days. the smell is terrible. we're trying to keep our children away. >> they admit there are still difficulties. the biggest threat though remains the weather. >> just as the army was starting to make headway, more rain has come. torrential downpours. people are worried the rivers will burst their banks again. but what it also has meant is the suspension of crucial a helicopter -- crucial helico
PBS
Aug 2, 2010 5:30pm PDT
>> pakistan's worst flood in recent memory, 1500 lives lost. >> this is where the road ends. the concrete has crumbled. we can see the remains of a bridge swept away by the power of the water. >> israel decides it will cooperate with the u. n investigation on a gaza flotilla. president obama confirms, that troops will be out of iraq by the end of this month. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america. coming up later, >> [inaudible] >> workers on the metro are taught how to improve their english ahead of this year's commonwealth games. the hills are alive with art as they transformed the austrian alps into a gallery. >> the scale is stunning, pakistan's worst floods in 80 years at swept away bridges and roads, adding to people's desperation. the red cross estimates 27,000 people are stranded and 2.5 million affected. more rain is forecast. this is the best area involved. -- this is the worst area. >> crossing the raging torrent, this was the only option for some in pakistan today. a place plagued by militants in the past and terrorized by nature. this is one of
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2010 2:00am EDT
with the afghanistan war would collapse and joyce situation existed that before 2001 it would imperil pakistan with the issues that the pakistan nazer now facing and conversely if pakistan were to fe serious threat internally because of national disaster or the onslaught of the pakistan it would make it almost impossible to succeed. the strategy is one that encompasses both countries although the elements is not the same. and the military presence on the ground. the coredea behind the strategy is to leverage u.s. and military presence to create time and space hong with the afghan security forces so they could take over security for most of the country than provide room for the united states to reduce combat footprint on the ground. in pakistan and the strategy is multifaceted. much more complex of strengthening the relations for doing everything we want to do and accomplish with south asia with the economy and pakistan the united states started a strategic dialue with pakistan to assist the country with economic development also with fred relieve also to that point* and the other element is to
WHUT
Aug 6, 2010 7:00am EDT
." >> this is "gmt." and david e.. the leaders of britain and pakistan seek to diffuse a row. presidents a dari and david cameron meet face-to-face after the prime minister's remarks that some in pakistan are looking both ways and terrorism. nearly 4 million now affected by the floods. the u.n. says the needs of daunting. august 6, 1945, the day of the atomic bombing of hiroshima. a commemoration, 65 years on. trail of blood diamond. south african police launched their investigation into the dirty looking stones that newly campbell said she can't over to a member of nelson mandela pause a charity. music hip-hop and political ticktock, music star wyclef jean tells us why he is standing for president of haiti. >> it is not me running for president. it is more, i am being drafted would be asked the haitians on the grounds. >> hello, welcome to "gmt" with me, david eades. pakistan is caught up in the worst monsoon rains in a lifetime and the president is on the other side of the world on a diplomatic mission. no wonder president zadar re's visit has feverish comment. but he is addressing an issue t
PBS
Aug 19, 2010 5:30pm PDT
20 million and pakistan are facing a slow- motion tsunami. somehow, the mind struggles to grasp the full dimensions of this catastrophe. >> it is difficult to overstate the scope of this catastrophe. unfortunately, we believe it is likely to get worse before it gets better. >> the end of operation iraqi freedom, america brings home the last of its combat troops, but says it is in default -- its involvement is far from over. france begins expelling the oromo people as part of its clamp down on a legal campsites. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later -- the world's biggest hiring spree, china's foxcom looks to take on 1200 staff in the coming months. panic and chaos as a bull makes a bid for freedom at a bullfight in northern spain. >>> hello. the secretary general of the united nations told an emergency session in new york that pakistan is facing a slow-motion tsunami, which is far from over. u.s. secretary of state called it a key military and -- called a humanitarian disaster, far more than any country could cope with alo
PBS
Aug 7, 2010 12:30am PDT
as the biggest disaster in pakistan history. 49 people have been affected so far. another breakable friendship, the pakistan president and the british prime minister have agreed to work together to fight terrorism. health officials warn people to stay indoors and moscow as fires burn across russia. why hundreds -- 100 and thousands of people have not been able to use -- why hundreds of thousands of people have not been able to use their blackberry in saudi arabia. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to our viewers in u.k. and around the world. hundreds of thousands of homes have said to been destroyed in the floods and darnell gushing into the south and into the center of the country. >> the flood is consuming village after village. this is southern punjab. local people risk their lives to stay with their livestock. in the end, they were forced to go. officials say it is the biggest disaster in pakistan's history. presidenthe man who saberi is in charge back home asked for help. >> i would like to appeal to the international community to support pakistan, to help alleviate the suffering of the f
WHUT
Aug 18, 2010 7:00am EDT
." >> this is gmt on "bbc world news." i am david eades. flood warnings for pakistan and more fears over the lack of aid. we explore the risks of inadequate support. >> pakistan cannot handle it. >> more money or more strikes? the warning from south africa's public sector workers as a million take action. the former governor of illinois defined after the jury is deadlocked. fifa inspectors in russia as a look for the host of the world cup in 2018. >> hello and welcome to gmt. even after nearly three weeks, tens of thousands of people are still having to flee their homes in pakistan as a flood warnings keep coming. the waters are still rising. the need for aid is also rising. the u.n. says there has been an improvement, but the chasm between what has been pledged and what is required is still vast. >> it is now three weeks since this crisis began. still, fresh areas have been flooded. many people in need are still waiting for help. in punjab, villagers leaving their homes say they have received very little. transport is a big problem. boats are in short supply. some claimed that boat owners or cha
PBS
Aug 10, 2010 5:30pm EDT
in the afghan conflict -- the un and blames them on the taliban. the misery for pakistan's fld victims is unending. the un describes it as the biggest catastrophe in the country's history. across asia, china searches for more than a thousand missing in a mudslide caused by heavy rains. we will ask meteorologist why the rains have been so punishing. welcome to "bbc world news" broadcast on pbs in america. coming up later, mobile cell phones have become an essential part of our everyday kit. what n we do to protect ourselves against high-tech fraud. from back street ball -- back street brawler to the olympic hopeful -- ps is is on the prize for london, 2012. >> see the news unfold. >> suicide bombers have struck again in the afghan capital, leaving at least two dead. the united nations issued figures today, confirming civilian casualties have jumped by 31% compared to the first half of last year. it says most of the killing is being done by the taliban and has been a fall in the number of casualties caused by nato-led forces. >> it was an audacious attack in a normally sleepy street. ins
PBS
Aug 20, 2010 11:00pm PDT
>> welcome to our program. tonight we begin with the foreign minister of pakistan and the terrible floods in his country. >> i met with some very seasoned, experienced people who had experienced in dealing with natural disasters. and they were telling me that their international experience tells them that a response, an international response to a tsunami, to an earthquake, has always been different to a flood situation. and you know, the damage of the flood situation can vary. but to you as the world is realizing that this is not just a flood, this is a megaflood this is a flood of the century. >> rose: we continue with spike lee, the filmmaker whose latest documentary on hbo is called "if god is willing and the creek don't rise" >> it's greed. it was greed. it was the united states army corps of engineers cutting corners with the levee system they had been building since the late '50s, which bought about the breach in the levees and put the city, the city of new orleans 80% underwater. and it was greed on the part of b.p. that brought the greatest oil disaster in the world. >> .
WETA
Aug 23, 2010 12:00pm EDT
communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> the flooding in pakistan is the country's worst natural disaster in its history. one fifth of the country is underwater. more than 20 million people have been affected. an estimated 1600 people have died and some say the figure may be more. millions are in urgent need of food, emergency shelter, and clean drinking water. u.n. secretary-general ben ki-moon has called it a slow motion tsunami yet international bon donors have been slow to raise the u.n. target of $460 million. a swren meeting of the assembly was held yesterday to mobilize support. secretary of state hillary clinton spoke at the session. >> the united states has and continues to take swift action to help. and on behalf of president obama and the american people, i want to state our resolve to help pakistan meet the immediatesy of this crisis and then to recover from it. i want the people of pakistan to know that the united states will stand with you during this crisis. we will be with you as rivers rise and fall. we will be with you as you repla
PBS
Aug 26, 2010 6:00pm PDT
states has warned of possible extremist attacks against foreigners and pakistan participating in the flood relief efforts. the state department spokesman said they had information of a real threat of extremist groups like the taliban it could carry out attacks against foreign aid workers. there have been at fresh evacuations ordered in the southern sindh province. >> the flood waters show little sign of receding in southern sindh. many are fighting to survive. they carry their belongings as they move to higher ground. entire regions in the south are still submerged. the best -- the devastation is flooding. this river broke through an embankment late on wednesday, threatening several towns. most of the 400,000 residents have left. further north, the flood waters are slowly pulling back, but supply shortages and over populated refugee camps mean that illness poses a serious threat. >> there is no water to drink, but the main problem is poor hygiene. that is when people get sick, when large numbers of people live in a small space. it disease can be passed on quickly. when one chi
NBC
Aug 16, 2010 5:30pm PDT
staggering it threatens to destabilize the entire nation of pakistan -- a country with nuclear weapons in a dangerous part of the world. tonight, water covers about a fifth of pakistan, the length of the country from north to south, an area roughly equal in size to the state of florida. the rainwaters have been relentless this monsoon season and more of them are on the way. 20 million people have been affected by the flooding. 6 million are at risk right now of deadly disease. there's no way of knowing the number of dead. early estimates begin at 1,500. they will likely grow exponentially. we begin our reporting with nbc's stephanie gosk in pakistan. >> reporter: in pakistan, desperation. 19 days of monsoon rains turned into deadly floods, millions still don't have enough food or clean water. in the heartland today, angry protests at the lack of help. in the rugged northwest, cut off after bridges washed away, a mule train packed with rice and cooking oil tried to make its way around falling rocks. where the water is still rising, some of the stranded escape by zip line, others by raft
PBS
Aug 13, 2010 12:00am PDT
ambassador richard holbrooke, on the war on afghanistan and the floods in pakistan. >> nobody in the u.s. government feels that we have reached the goal encore ruption. president karzai himself has said to me and to other senior american officials that he knows it's a huge problem and he wants to do pore about it. he has said he's committed. >> rose: do you believe him? >> we can only judge by the events. they have upgraded the high commission on oversight, their major anti-corruption group. they set up the majors crime task force and the sensitive investigative unit. they have arrested a lot of people. but the core runtion levels are, remain very high and everyone is concerned about it including president karzai. >> rose: also this evening a focus on lebanon and hariri assassination investigation with octavia nasr and robert worth. >> it is a dialogue going on as to what the prime minister, the son of the assassinated former prime minister, what is he going to do. he's now the richard. -- prime minister. and he heads the government. what is he going to do. how he is going to
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